The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) will not hold any exams for over four lakh intermediate students. Telangana state board students who were to appear for the class 12 board exams will be assessed based on their performance in inter first year of class 11, officials from TSBIE informed News18.com. The result will be released within three days, said the state education minister.
Telangana has decided to cancel the class 12 board exams after much deliberation. TSBIE was among few state boards in favour of holding exams. Earlier, the exams were to be held from May 1 to May 19 and the practical assessments were scheduled between May 29 and June 7. Several options including holding exams for 1.5 hours instead of three hours and asking students to attempt only 50 per cent of the entire question paper were considered. Finally, the state has decided to go with the rest of the boards and cancel eams.
The Telangana Board had already canceled the class 10 exams due to the pandemic. The result for class 10 was announced on the basis of an internal assessment. The board followed an ‘all pass’ policy this year and none of the students were detained in SSC.
This decision to cancel class 12 boards comes after the central government announced the cancellation of class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on June 1. In its official statement, CBSE said that the assessment will be done on the basis of a “well-defined objective criteria” which will declare result in “a time-bound manner”. Furthermore, the board has also given an option to students who are not satisfied with the assessment to appear for exams when the situation is better. The detailed criterion for CBSE is expected by next week.